Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation

Membership Type: Full
Email: pacucoa@yahoo.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1973
Countries/regions/states of operation: Philippines Asia United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr
First Name: Adlai
Surname: Castigador
Job Title: Executive Director
Phone: 6324360192
Fax: 6324260089
Email Id: pacucoa@yahoo.com
Alternative Email Id: pacucoa@gmail.com

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Dr
First Name: Dr
Surname: Castigador
Job Title: Executive Director
Phone: +6324360192
Fax: +6324260089
Email Id: pacucoa@yahoo.com
Alternative Email Id: pacucoa@gmail.com

Organisation Details

Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation
Address: Suite 7 Mezzanine Floor, Eaglestar Condominium, 25 F. Dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Philippines
Website: http://pacucoa.ph

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfills the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Legislation Letter of incorporation Work plan Annual report
PACUCOA started with accreditation at the programme level of higher education institutions, but eventually launched the guidelines for institutional accreditation. As soon as majority of the programmes have obtained a certain level of accreditation, the higher education institution may qualify for institutional accreditation. The agency trains, organizes and commissions a team of accreditors/evaluators to conduct the reviews/evaluation
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfills the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Strategy Business plan
The mission, vision and core values have been formulated by the PACUCOA Secretariat and PACUCOA Board of Directors and have been published and posted in strategic locations in the offices.
Quality policy and objectives have been articulated/printed as well.
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfills the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Annual report
A job description manual and organizational chart were prepared showing the functions/lines of responsibility of the 11 staffs. The staffs are all qualified and well trained to provide support services and implement the mission of the agency.
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfils the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Annual report Evaluation manual
Qualifications criteria for the reviewers/accreditors have been set in accordance with the vision, mission, core values and quality policy. The reviewers/accreditors are qualified, properly trained, evaluated and re trained to ensure the realization of the mission of the agency.
The following are the criteria in the choice of reviewers/accreditors:

1. a doctoral degree relevant to the course/area for which he/she is being nominated.
2. preferably holding an administrative or supervisory position;
3. physically healthy;
4. moral integrity/character;
5. a regular employee of the school;
6. not more than 65 years old and willing to travel;
7. willing to serve whenever invited by the PACUCOA for accreditation activities;
8. very good communication skills;
9. professional license (where applicable)
10. at least 5 years experience in accrediting institutions/programs
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfills the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Legislation Review manual
Independence of the judgments/recommendations of the reports are ensured by the constitution and by-laws. The Board of Directors are independent of the influence of third parties.
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfills the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Work record Work plan
The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance its mission statement and objectives.
The financial, physical and human resources of PACUCOA is very stable and adequate for its operations. Sufficient funds have been set aside for its operations on an annual basis. The agency encourages institutions to advance the accreditation-related expenses before confirming an accreditation visit to ensure its financial stability. Accreditation materials are printed in-house, thus cost-effective. The accreditors and staffs are properly trained for accreditation and related tasks.
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfils the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Review manual Website: List of publications
The PACUCOA Primer and Manual which contains the policies, procedures and requirements are made available to schools through print and electronic format. The accreditation process basically requires self-survey, on-site verification visit a report on the accreditation visit and follow up visits/monitoring visits. PACUCOA has published the following: 26 self-survey instruments, PACUCOA Primer, PACUCOA Manual; 3 Guidelines: 2 Case Studies on Best Practices; 8 journals on accreditation and 8 directories on accredited programs/institutions.
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Describe here how your agency fulfils the above criterion. Please provide documentary evidence, such as: Quality assurance plan Review reports Appeals procedures
PACUCOA has an Internal Quality Audit (IQA) system and procedures in place. As a result, the following manuals have been formulated and adopted: PACUCOA Accreditation Manual, Quality System Manual; Operations Procedures Manual and Job Description Manual. A periodic internal quality audit mechanism and monitoring has been installed to ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2008 standards. PACUCOA has fully complied with all the requirements and has been certified by Sociate Generale de Surveillance - UKAS. PACUCOA has also been granted the Philippine Quality Award (patterned after the US Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award), the highest award of excellence in the country.
We have filled up the electronic application and sent it through your email on February 4, 2015. We shall be sending the certificates of good standing as a QA agency for our ISO 9001:2008 from SGS-UKAS and proof of the Philippine Quality Award granted to PACUCOA at the soonest possible time.

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

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